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[Tree GSoC 2016] Status Update
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Nelson Liu
2016-04-30 19:30:51 UTC
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Hi everyone,
My name is Nelson Liu <https://github.com/nelson-liu>, and I'm a Google
Summer of Code participant for scikit-learn this year mentored by Raghav R V
<https://github.com/rvraghav93> and Jacob Schreiber
<https://github.com/jmschrei>. My project concerns the tree module; I'll be
implementing the MAE splitting criterion, tree post pruning, and balanced
random forests (full proposal here
<https://github.com/scikit-learn/scikit-learn/wiki/%5BNelson-Liu%5D-GSoC-2016-Project-Proposal:-Addition-of-various-enhancements-to-the-tree-module-by-completing-stalled-pull-requests.>
).

To complement my project, I'm writing a series of weekly blog posts that go
over what I've been the last week / an interesting application of what I've
been working on. I'll be providing weekly status updates to the mailing
list on the progress of the project.

Additionally, my mentors and I are using Trello to organize goals and
things to do; we've made the board public so anyone can see what we've
done, are working on, and will tackle in the future.

For this first week, I focused on getting familiar with Cython. Next week,
I'll be diving into scikit-learn's implementation of the tree and how the
various splitting criteria work.

Trello board for the project <https://trello.com/b/sCv3FuTB/tree-gsoc-2016>

Blog posts for this week:
An Intro to Google Summer of Code
<http://blog.nelsonliu.me/2016/04/23/google-summer-of-code/>
(GSoC Week 0.1) How fast is fast, how slow is slow? A look into Cython and
Python <http://blog.nelsonliu.me/2016/04/29/gsoc-week-0-1/>

Thanks!
Nelson Liu

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